Smythson of Bond Street gets part of its name from the street where it opened its first shop in 1887. It’s now based a little further along the street from the original site but its presence on the luxurious stretch of shops has been consistent. Unsurprisingly, this space is the stationery and accessories brand’s flagship.
Known for their premium diaries, notebooks, writing paper and cards, Smythson invite you to browse their beautiful selection or book an appointment to speak to a consultant about creating something bespoke. Whether its adding some gold stamping to your leather-bound notebook, creating your own hand engraved business cards or designing your wedding stationery, the salon at Smythson is the perfect space to discuss the possibilities. They also offer a corporate gifting service. The full product range includes jewellery boxes, briefcases, phone cases, games and much more.
It’s not just the design of Smythson products that is exquisite. The brand’s signature featherweight paper is copyright protected allowing them to exclusively use the material to create their practical, lightweight and portable diaries and notebooks. The paper is half the weight and thickness of normal paper while still being able to hold ink and produced at specialist facilities in Scotland.
It’s no wonder then that Smythson’s stationery and accessories have been loved by intellectuals and style mavens alike including Sigmund Freud, Winston Churchill, Grace Kelly, Katharine Hepburn and Vivien Leigh. They also hold all three royal warrants to provide stationery, leather goods and office equipment to the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince of Wales.